This manual will assist personnel who perform helicopter internal load missions. It will familiarize them with the tie-down equipment found in the Army inventory, acquaint them with the helicopter they will be loading, and provide basic procedures for loading and rigging loads.

Unit commanders should train selected groups of personnel on helicopter operations. Training should be geared to internal load requirements unique to each type of unit. This manual does not provide details on aviation operations, nor does it present detailed information that would normally be in unit standing operating procedures (SOPs) or other publications that specifically address the subject.

The proponent of this publication is the US Army Transportation School. Send comments and recommendations (including requests for validation of any load not covered in this text) on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to Commandant, US Army Transportation School, ATTN: ATSP-TD, Fort Eustis, Virginia 23604-5399.

Unless this publication states otherwise, masculine nouns and pronouns do not refer exclusively to men.